Telephone Answering Machine

Description (Brief)
The model 5500 Code-a-Phone was one of several telephone answering machines Ford industries produced in the early 1980s. These answering machines were produced for differing markets. The model 5500 featured a metal case and front-facing controls. The design, intended for commercial rather than residential use, was durable and easy to use for a seated receptionist. This particular unit was used in a hospital.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telephone answering machine
recording device
answering machine
date made
ca 1981
maker
Ford Industries, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 30.5 cm x 25.4 cm; 4 in x 12 in x 10 in
ID Number
2000.0101.06
catalog number
2000.0101.06
accession number
2000.0101
subject
Communications
Magnetic Recording
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from PhoneTel Communications Inc., thru Daniel Henderson
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